Friday, September 30, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 30
1992: Shahrad Teimouri’s header off an Aaron Greicius cross propels the Hawken boys soccer team to its first win over Shaker Heights in eight years, 1-0.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The old News-Herald
Some of my co-workers who have been around for a while like to talk about the "old building" - the building up the hill from us that used to house The News-Herald offices - at 38879 Mentor Ave., Willoughby.
I know what the old building looks like because I drive past it every day. But I've never quite seen it looking like this:
"Aug or Sept 1976" is written on the back.
You can see "The News-Herald" nameplate over the front door, and I just love the old cars. Recognize any of them?
View the old News-Herald on Historypin
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com
Labels: historypin, photos, The News-Herald
This day in area sports history: Sept. 29
1981: Rick Mullen crosses the finish line in 13:13 as Riverside rolls to a 17-46 boys cross country dual victory over Ashtabula Harbor.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 28
1970: X-rays reveal Browns quarterback Bill Nelsen has a sprained knee, leaving Don Gault to be the starter when Cleveland takes on Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 27
1959: Don Starr runs for a touchdown and passes for another as Burton takes out West Geauga, 26-12, in the teams’ Geauga County League opener.
Monday, September 26, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 26
1948: Bob Feller tosses a complete-game five-hitter, striking out nine, to lift the Indians to a 4-1 win at Detroit and keep Cleveland one game ahead in the American League of New York and Boston.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 25
1937: Harry Mattos’ 4-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter did not hold up for the Cleveland Rams as Dick Crayne’s field goal with three minutes left gives the Brooklyn Dodgers a 9-7 victory.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 24
1926: In the lone American League contest able to beat the rain, George Uhle falls short in search of his 27th victory as the Indians are defeated by Philadelphia, 3-1.
Friday, September 23, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 23
2002: John Hiemstra cards a 75 to earn medalist honors and lead Chagrin Falls to the team title at the Chagrin Valley Conference boys golf tournament by eight strokes over Aurora.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 22
1991: Henry Covetta of Mentor wins the inaugural Perry Kiwanis Harvest 10K run, an event which replaced the defunct Better in Mentor Days 10K, with a time of 32 minutes.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 21
1980: Brian Sipe throws for 295 yards and TDs to Heisman Trophy winner Charles White and little-known Keith Wright in a 20-13 triumph over the Chiefs.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 20
1969: Ron Yoder throws for four touchdowns and Tim Thurling contributes 108 yards on 18 carries as Cardinal remains unbeaten with a 40-15 win over visiting Perry
Monday, September 19, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 19
1958: Geneva senior halfback Howard Broughton scores a 19-yard TD in the first quarter and Lyle Pepin punches in the two-point conversion, which is the difference in an 8-6 win at Chardon.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 18
1947: Rookie Bob Kuzava scatters six hits and doesn’t allow a runner past second base as the Indians deal the host Senators their second straight shutout, 4-0.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 17
1936: Fairport native Matt Ivary is deemed to be among three finalists for the starting center position at Ohio University, along with Ashtabula’s Andy Mruzik.
Friday, September 16, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 16
1925: Cleveland 174-pound boxer Mike Wallace knocks out Soldier King with a right hook to the jaw during a scheduled 10-round bout in Toledo.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 15
2001: Femi Olatoye has two goals to propel University past Aurora, 2-1, in boys soccer, and Geneva’s Liz Hall takes first singles at the Northeastern Conference tennis tournament.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 14
1990: Craig Svendsen runs for 206 yards and five touchdowns in the second half as Kirtland storms back from a 21-point halftime deficit for a 34-21 win over visiting Ledgemont.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 13
1979: David Cendol scores a pair of goals as the South boys soccer team defeated Solon, 2-1, and Greg O’Hearn netted twice for North in a 5-1 victory over Beachwood.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 12
1968: Jim Bourisseau takes first in 10:55 as the West Geauga boys cross country team sweeps the top six spots en route to a Chagrin Valley Conference dual win at Twinsburg.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 11
1957: Ray Narleski tosses a four-hitter and Chico Carrasquel and George Strickland each contribute two hits and an RBI in the Indians’ 4-1 win at New York.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 10
1946: The Indians ride the arm of Steve Gromek and the bat of Don Ross to a 4-2 win over the visiting Yankees, mathematically eliminating New York from the pennant chase.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Front pages: Sept. 11
After the terrorist attacks on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, The News-Herald put together a special afternoon edition detailing what had happened, what was known so far and the reactions of officials in the region, across the country and around the world.
The cover from that special section:
The Sept. 12, 2001, front page looked similar, but included more information about what had happened and a better-quality photo (the coloring on the photo is funky because of the photo scanner I used):
A year later, The News-Herald did a special section look at people who had been affected by the terrorist attacks and where they were one year later:
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com
Labels: front pages, national events, Sept. 11
This day in area sports history: Sept. 9
1935: Harvey football coach Howard Kissell states his excitement over the size of the Red Raiders’ offensive line, which averages 174 pounds, for the upcoming season.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 8
2000: Feedback for The News-Herald’s top 50 all-time high school football players list is revealed, including a former area standout stating his own accomplishments and demanding to know why he wasn’t included.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 7
1989: Matt Smith netted a hat trick to pace Mayfield in a 4-2 boys soccer victory over visiting Kirtland, and Carol Sulik recorded 25 spikes in West Geauga’s three-game volleyball win over Wickliffe.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Perry Nuclear Power Plant always prepared
Staff Writer Michael C. Butz wrote a story
for Sunday's News-Herald about how the Perry Nuclear Power Plant
has prepared for natural disasters - namely earthquakes. Perry Operations Manager Jeff Tufts and Donna Haviland, senior civil/structural engineer at the plant, explained that the plant has done plenty to prepare for the worst.
Butz's story noted that a 5.0-magnitude earthquake centered in Leroy Township occurred on Jan. 31, 1986, before the plant was online. Haviland said none of the plant systems were damaged.
Less than three months later, workers at the plant conducted a disaster drill to practice reaction to an event that would cause a disastrous amount of radiation to be released - even though the plant was not yet operational. Click the image below to read more about the drill from Staff Writer Bill Sammon:
In 1990, plant workers conducted another disaster drill - this one involving an earthquake. Click the image below to read more from Staff Writer Scott Suttell:
These clippings are just two examples of steps the power plant has taken to ensure safety of its workers and the community. Click here
to read Butz's Sunday story to learn more about the plant's preparation for earthquakes.
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com
Labels: clippings, North Perry village, Perry Nuclear Power Plant
Monday, September 5, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 6
1978: Mark Borlin cards a 1-over 37 to lead the Lake Catholic golf team to a tri-meet victory at St. Denis over Kirtland and Gilmour.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 5
1967: Ohio State sophomore and Chardon native Malcolm Loomis wins a state archery championship, scoring 1,440 points out of a possible 1,740.
This day in area sports history: Sept. 4
1956: Coach Paul Brown isn’t thrilled after three straight preseason losses, saying of his defense, “At times, our tackling was atrocious,” before also adding, “Maybe some of these fellows are getting too old.”
This day in area sports history: Sept. 3
1945: The Indians lose a doubleheader to the St. Louis Browns, 6-3 and 5-4, leaving their American League pennant hopes bedraggled according to the Painesville Telegraph.
This day in area sports history: Sept. 2
1934: Painesville native and former University of Kentucky standout James Bishop wins the first annual Painesville Telegraph tennis tournament in straight sets over Charles Heiser.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This day in area sports history: Sept. 1
2010: The Indians bullpen allows four runs in the last two innings, including a three-run home run by Paul Konerko, in a 6-4 loss to the White Sox.
This day in area sports history: Aug. 31
1999: Pat Horvat and Chris Horvat finish 1-2 for Gilmour in a Metropolitan Area Conference cross country tri-meet win over Independence and Beachwood.
This day in area sports history: Aug. 30
1988: Neal Stormer’s second-half goal, assisted by Daryl Mulligan, gives Lake Catholic a 2-1 come-from-behind boys soccer victory over Hawken.
This day in area sports history: Aug. 29
1977: Duane Kuiper hits his first major-league home run in his 1,332nd career at-bat off Brush graduate Steve Stone in the first inning as the Indians defeat the White Sox, 9-2.
Looking back: The Great Geauga County Fair
Ohio's oldest fair opens today for its 188th year and runs through Monday. The Great Geauga County Fair
first took place in 1823. What was different about the fair back then? It took place in Chardon and lasted just one day. You can read more about the fair's history at geaugafair.com/geaugafair_history.html
The fair now takes place annually during Labor Day weekend at the Geauga County Fairgrounds, which are located at 14373 North Cheshire St. in Burton.
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Click here for information on hours and admission
for this year's fair.
I took a look through The News-Herald's archives to look for some more recent history on the fair.
The Chicken Flying Contest is either one of the most popular events at the fair, or just one of the most photographable. In looking through clippings from the past 30 years, I found several stories and images from the contest. I liked this clipping with the color photos best. Click the image below to read the Aug. 30, 1985, story by Staff Writer Deborah Winston:
In 1987, a pair of 1,600-pound draft horses trampled two cars and injured three people when they were frightened by another horse-drawn cart. Click the image below to read the story by Staff Writer Emery P. Dalesio:
Intense thunderstorms ruined the first day of the fair in 1992. The circus and demolition derby were canceled, and rides were shut down. Click the image below to read the story from Staff Writer Cliff Pinckard:
In 1993, the fair added a natural resources area - which you can see in the lower left corner of the map of the fairgrounds
. Click the image below to read more from Staff Writer Jeff Frischkorn
Also in 1993, a member of the fair's board of directors for 12 years died just 10 days before the fair. Earlier in the year, the fair's public relations director of 40 years died. Click the image below to read more from Staff Writer Craig Webb:
In 1995, the official Geauga County flag was dedicated during a ceremony at the Great Geauga County Fair - exactly 16 years ago today. It was designed by Raymond Diedrich in 1953 when he was 15. Diedrich died of cancer in 1980. Click the image below to read more from Staff Writer John Horton:
What are your memories of the Great Geauga County Fair?
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com
Labels: Burton, Great Geauga County Fair